The archive from the Danish football association (DBU) contains footage from the first Football Association outside Great Britain and Ireland. They are responsible for the professional Danish football leagues and the men's and women's national teams.
-Football is the national sport of Denmark and the most popular sport played there.
-Currently there are nearly 300,000 players and 1,614 clubs registered with the Danish Football Association.
-Parken - the national football stadium is the biggest venue in Denmark with a capacity of 38,009 seats.
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*All footage is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.
*Footage is available to license 72 hours after the final whistle.
Founded on 18 May 1889, the Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU) was the first national football association in mainland Europe. At the time, only one of the 20 clubs in Copenhagen was dedicated exclusively to football. Even the first DBU president, FIA Markmann, had a background in cricket and tennis.
As early as the 1889/90 season, the DBU sponsored a competition involving seven Copenhagen teams. A Danish championship was played in 1913, yet it was not until 1929/30 that a full-blown league was organised with ten sides in the first division. A second division was added in 1936 and a third in 1945. Structural modifications followed in 1958 when the established autumn/spring campaign was changed to a calendar-year season, ending in November, and the three divisions were expanded to 12 teams each.
In 1992 the Danish Superliga (http://www.superliga.dk/) was launched and, immediately, the campaign reverted to autumn/spring. The first five years of this new-look competition produced five different champions, confirming a renewed spread of power in the national game.
The Superliga was expanded to 14 teams for the 2016/17 season, with the campaign culiminating in a six-team championship round, and the other eight teams contesting a two-group final phase which includes UEFA Europa League qualification, direct relegation and top flight/second division promotion/relegation playoffs.